Felix Creutzig heads the group ”Land use, infrastructures and transport” at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin, Germany, and is visiting research fellow at Princeton University in the US. Felix is lead author of the upcoming IPCC Assessment Report on Transportation, and lead analyst of the Global Energy Assessment transport chapter. He teaches geographical economics and climate change. His research interests focus on epistemological questions of climate-change mitigation assessments, particularly those of bioenergy, and on spatially explicit economic models of urban transport and land rent.
As a postdoctoral fellow at the Berkeley Institute of the Environment, Felix worked with Daniel Kammen and colleagues on different aspects of transportation, ranging from greenhouse-gas emission development to transport policy in Chinese cities and technology evaluation of the compressed-air car. For the Energy Foundation China in Beijing he did an integrated assessment of car transportation in Beijing, specifying the potential benefits of a city toll. He also blogs for Chinadialogue. From 2009 to 2011 he was president of Netzwerk Europa, the alumni association of the Studienkolleg zu Berlin.
Felix obtained his PhD in computational neuroscience at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin after graduating in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge, UK. He also holds undergraduate degrees in physics and medical studies from the University of Freiburg, Germany.